“Novo Nordisk Thailand” buys renewable energy from EGAT
published : 6 Jul 2021 at 13:07
Novo Nordisk Thailand has purchased renewable energy production credits from Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to advance its global zero environmental impact policy.
Mr. John Dawber, Vice President and General Manager of Novo Nordisk Pharma (Thailand) Ltd, received a renewable energy certificate from Mr. Prasertsak Cherngchawano, EGAT’s Deputy Governor for power plant development and renewable energy. The electricity Novo Nordisk Thailand bought is generated from the Srinagarind Hydropower Plant in Kanchanaburi Province.
Starting from July 1, 2021, the energy used for business operations at Novo Nordisk Thailand’s Bangkok office will be 100% renewable energy. As in the Danish headquarters and all affiliates around the world, the same masterplan will be 100% implemented by 2030. Thailand is the first in this region to achieve this target.
“Novo Nordisk believes that business growth and sustainability go hand in hand. In order to achieve the goal of having a zero environmental impact, we need to take into account the reduction of environmental impact, create awareness and instill it as a part of the corporate culture for employees,” Mr. Dawber said.
“The renewable energy purchase certificate is an important step for Novo Nordisk Thailand to be a leading pharmaceutical company, together with solving environmental problems. Importantly, it will also be the pride of all our employees and further differentiate us as a potential employer here in Thailand. This is a first step on our fast-moving journey to become an even more sustainable company,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mr. Prasertsak revealed that EGAT has developed green energy business to provide an alternative way for private companies and partners to participate and support in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and to promote the green energy business market in Thailand to grow sustainably.
“Novo Nordisk Pharma (Thailand) Ltd. is the first pharmaceutical company in Thailand that buys the renewable energy certificates from EGAT. This is a good role model for a company that operates on a global scale which place great emphasis on environmental policy,” he said.
To learn more about Novo Nordisk Circular for zero strategy please visit www.novonordisk.co.th